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Klabater and Punch Punk Games have confirmed a release date for This Is The Zodiac Speaking on Nintendo Switch.

This story-driven mystery thriller promised to deliver “a dark, fact-based single-player adventure,” and combines stealth and detective modes in the stylised world of California in the 1970s.

The game is based on the story of Zodiac, one of America’s most famous never-caught serial killers.

You play as Robert Hartnell, a San Francisco journalist who receives a phone call from the Zodiac. After surviving an attack from the psycho killer, you must unravel the details that surround the murders – listing to the voices of the victims in an effort to save their souls – which will lead you to discover one of several endings.

“This is the Zodiac Speaking is a true American crime story. The Zodiac killer is ingrained in American pop culture. And though this game is by no means a homage to serial killers, it’s a story about their victims and the people who survived,” explains Punch Punk Games director and narrative designer Krzysztof Grudziński.

“The selection of Zodiac is the backdrop we are using to tell a unique story about a troubled protagonist, a San Francisco based journalist Robert Hartnell, who one day receives an ominous phone call. We look forward to sharing Robert’s story with you on September 24, regardless of the level of campaign’ success.”

This Is The Zodiac Speaking will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 24th September 2020.

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